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Writers:
Serge Danot (characters)
Raolf Sanoussi ...
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Release Date:
2 February 2005 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Things Are About To Get Hairy.
Plot:
A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Baker ... Zeebad (voice: English version)

Jim Broadbent ... Brian (voice: English version)

Lee Evans ... Train (voice: English version)

Joanna Lumley ... Ermintrude (voice: English version)

Ian McKellen ... Zebedee (voice: English version)

Kylie Minogue ... Florence (voice)

Bill Nighy ... Dylan (voice: English version)

Robbie Williams ... Dougal (voice: English version)

Ray Winstone ... Soldier Sam (voice: English version)
Daniella Loftus ... Coral (voice: English version)
Ediz Mahmut ... Basil (voice: English version)
Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michel Galabru ... Zabadie (voice: French version)

Dany Boon ... Ambroise (voice: French version)

Valérie Lemercier ... Azalée (voice: French version)

Elie Semoun ... Zébulon (voice: French version)

Vanessa Paradis ... Margote (voice: French version)

Eddy Mitchell ... Flappy (voice: French version)
Henri Salvador ... Pollux (voice: French version)

Gérard Jugnot ... Sam (voice: French version)

Directed by
Dave Borthwick 
Jean Duval 
Frank Passingham 
 
Writing credits
Serge Danot (characters)

Raolf Sanoussi  and
Stephane Sanoussi 

Tad Safran (additional material)

Paul Bassett (screenplay)

Martine Danot  characters

Produced by
Claude Gorsky .... producer
Bruce Higham .... associate producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Andy Leighton .... producer
Pascal Rodon .... producer
Jill Sinclair .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Mathieu Morfin 
 
Art Direction by
Lilian Fuentefria 
 
Production Management
Pierre-Marie Fenech .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Renaud Delcuze .... textures and shading director
Christian Garland .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Oliver Brierley .... assistant foley mixer
Steve Browell .... dialogue editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Colin Cooper .... voiceover recordist
Robert Farr .... adr mixer
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound studio technician
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Alistair Hawkins .... assistant sound editor
Nigel Heath .... foley mixer
Rob Killick .... re-recording engineer
Francis Ward Lindsay .... foley editor
Dirk Maggs .... voice director
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (US version)
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Stracey .... sound effects editor
Sven Taits .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Alexandre Bermond .... senior lighter
Christophe Messier .... matte painter
Christophe Messier .... texture artist
 
Visual Effects by
Emmanuel Allasia .... visual effects
Frederic Beroujon .... digital artist
Dominique Boidin .... matte painting director
Joseph Bullock .... lighting artist
François Chancrin .... lead character animator
Marc Chevry .... digital artist
Graham D. Clark .... digital effects artist (as Graham Clark)
Graham D. Clark .... technical director (as Graham Clark)
Élisée Césarotti .... visual effects
Matthew Daw .... lead software developer
Beatrice Desperrier .... modeler
Beatrice Desperrier .... texture artist
Daniel Esperanssa .... digital effects artist
Vincent Fortin .... lead visual effects
Jonathan Germain .... lighting artist
Renaut Gilles .... model maker
William Gregoire .... lighting supervisor (as Gregoire)
Noel Hocquet .... animator
Francois Hogue .... lead lighter
Francois Hogue .... lighting supervisor
David Hubert .... animator
Jocelyn Hudon .... animator
Stefano Jannuzzo .... shader writer
Philippe Langlois .... lighting artist
Bernard Lebel .... technical director
Yoan Lepesme .... color & lighting artist
Francois Madere .... lighting artist
Etienne Marc .... lighting artist
Halim Negadi .... senior lighter
Halim Negadi .... senior technical animator
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel .... senior lighting artist
Habib Ouadah .... data manager
Jean-Sebastien Ouellet .... lighting artist
Olivier Pinol .... lighter
Guillaume Ruegg .... visual effects
Florian Salanova .... lighter
Frederic Simard .... lighting artist
Mathieu Tétrault .... lighting artist
Celine Velasco .... modeling lighting artist
 
Animation Department
Frédéric Bonometti .... animation supervisor
David Couchariere .... layout supervisor
David Couchariere .... lead animator
Sébastien Ebzant .... animator
Alexandre Espigares .... senior animator
Benoît Gagné .... animator
Noel Hocquet .... animator
David Hubert .... animation supervisor
Laurent Laban .... character animator
Rémi Munier .... technical animator
Fernando Pazos .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Samantha Welland .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Tom Dalgety .... music mix assistant
Dominic Gibbs .... music editor
Dominic Gibbs .... music supervisor
Roland Heap .... assistant scoring engineer
Alastair King .... conductor: choir
Bradley Miles .... music preparation
Bradley Miles .... orchestrator
Imogen Thomas .... keyboards
Rosanna Thomas .... vocal soloist
 
Other crew
Pierre-Luc Boily .... technical director
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Beatrice Desperrier .... production coordinator
Fabrice Philibert-Caillat .... network administrator
Owen Rhiannon .... production assistant
Remy Lalanne .... system and software engineer (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"The Magic Roundabout" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
France:85 min
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Certification:
Canada:G (Quebec) | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | New Zealand:PG | Portugal:M/4 | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U

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Trivia:
Most of the character's lines were re-dubbed by American actors for the American release under the title "Doogal" (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Dylan is supposed to be playing guitar for Ermintrude's concert, he nearly falls asleep before coming round and starting to play and sing 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks however Dylan is playing an acoustic guitar whereas the music has clearly got an electric guitar and not an acoustic one playing, this is particularly noticeable during his solo at the start of the song.See more »
Quotes:
ZeBadDee:Give me that map... please?
Brian:Over my dead body!
ZeBadDee:Sam, get out the garlic butter. I'm feeling a little peckish.
Brian:You're bluffing!
ZeBadDee:Try me, you spineless slime-spreader!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Magical Voices (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mr. Blue SkySee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Nice!, 21 February 2005
Author: xshadowhawkx from United Kingdom

My friends dragged me to see this with them for a joke. The cinema was full of kids and I was really embarrassed! But I definitely don't regret seeing it.

The plot was, unfortunately, the weakest part of the movie. It was just so Saturday-morning-cartoonish (complete with evil twins, magic diamonds and walking skeletons) that anyone in the cinema over the age of nine is unlikely to be interested. But anyone under that age will be delighted from start to finish.

It's the cast and music that really did it for me. Robbie Williams, despite his complete lack of experience as an actor, pulls off his role as Dougal with natural skill and emotion, which is pleasantly surprising. Jim Broadbent and Joanna Lumley seem to have great fun in their roles (as Brian the snail and Ermintrude the cow respectively) and Bill Nighy, well, lets just say there's no one else in the world who could've done Dylan the drug-addled bunny like he did ("no way man! I'm in, like, a higher state of unconsciousness..."). Kylie Minogue did well enough, but she only has about three lines. Tom Baker and Sir Ian Mackellen also seemed to enjoy giving very camp performances as the arch rival jack-in-the-boxes Zebedee and Zeebad (though Sir Ian sounded a little too much like Gandalf). The music, which seems to include vocal performances from Kylie and Robbie, is fantastic and well above average for a kids film today. If you've seen the film, I think you'll agree the soundtrack is a must-buy! But still, it's not all great. The plot is full of gaping holes, and while it mostly works with a very young audience in mind, the jokes aimed at adults are not laugh-out-loud funny, they just raise a knowing smile. There are some rather strange movie references too. It features references to Pulp Fiction, LoTR, and The Matrix (courtesy of some unexpected kung-fu fighting on Dylan's part) and I'll be damned if I saw a Dragon Ball Z reference in there! (Watch the scene where Zebad fights Zebedee for the first time - then again maybe it was just cheesy...) I never saw enough of the original 5 minute episodes to be a fan, but really, it seems very different from the original, so old-time fans may be disappointed, or maybe they'll appreciate seeing their old favourites in some new action-packed situations. It's up to them.

Yes, it falls flat in MANY places, but it's also got a childish, endearing charm that may make you wish you were seven again.

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